print

Studies

Powdthavee (2008): study GB 1997

Publication

Author(s):
Powdthavee, N
Title:
Putting a Price Tag on Friends, Relatives, and Neighbours: Using Surveys of Life Satisfaction to Value Social Relationships.
Source:
Journal of Socio-Economics, 2008, Vol. 39, 1459 -1480

Investigation

Public:
16-65 aged Great-Britain, followed 6 years, 1997-2003
Sample:
Probability stratified sample
Respondents:
N = 54424
Non Response:
n.a.
Assessment:
Interview: face-to-face

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question:

How dissatisfied or satisfied are you with your life as a whole?
1  not satisfied at all
2
3
4
5
6
7  completely satisfied
Classification:
O-SLW-u-sq-n-7-e
Author's label:
Life satisfaction
Remarks:
Mean and standard deviation of average T1 + T2. Overtime SD: 0,36
Page in publication:
8
Observed distribution
Frequencies
1: 2%,   2: 2%,   3: 6%,   4: 15%,   5: 30%,   6: 33%,   7: 12%   (total 100%)
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.16 6.93
SD:
1.28 2.16

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Meeting friends and relatives Contacts with relatives
Visits to friends
Socializing
Change in Meeting friends and relatives Change in family-life
Change in friendships
Talking to neighbours Social contacts in vicinity
Current contacts
Socializing
Change in talking to neighbours Social contacts in vicinity
Change in amount of personal contacts
Gender Sexe: male (vs female) Age Current age (in years)
Young versus old
Quality of accomodation and neighbourhood variables Quality of house
Amenities in vicinity
Perceived safety in vicinity
Current residence
Average district income Income level in vicinity